Serving Preschool Through 8th Grade in the San Francisco East Bay Since 1962

Additional School Facts

  • Education philosophy: Whole Child Educational Philosophy
  • Highest accreditation by California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) & Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
  • Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Member of East Bay Independent School Association (EBISA)
  • Nine acres of former ranchland: 10 classroom buildings, 3 playgrounds, 15,000+ volume library, student center, swimming pool, sport court, 140-seat theatre, double gym with 2 full basketball and volleyball courts, 25-foot climbing wall, wellness center, student kitchen.
  • Parent likeliness to recommend: 90%
  • Endowment: over $4MM, on pace to reach $5MM by the year 2020

School Life

  • Before and after school care: 7:00am to 6:00pm, including afternoon enrichment classes
  • Specialty classes: Art, Music, Integrated Expressive Arts, PE (Physical and Emotional Well-Being), Spanish, French, Library, Transitions (6th)
  • Performance and presentation opportunities: every grade, culminating in 8th grade TED Talks
  • Travel: overnight stay on the Balclutha in SF Bay; science trip to Yosemite; outdoor science trip to Mt. Lassen; American history trip to Washington, DC; Language Arts trip to Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival, France, Costa Rica, Japan
  • Learning simulations: Oregon Trail, California Gold Rush, Walk Through Revolution, Astrogation Week, Innovation and Invention Convention, Box City
  • Service learning: 4,492 Middle School student hours in 2017-2018
  • Student Council: over 20 elected positions
  • Kids' Green Committee: students from Kindergarten - 8th grade establishing, maintaining and teaching green practices on campus
  • After-School sports: girls’ volleyball, coed golf, boys’ basketball, girls basketball, boys and girls fitness clubs, coed cross country, coed flag football, running club
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